Prison guard thwarts security prisoners' escape

An alert security guard at the Damun prison near Karmiel thwarted an escape attempt Wednesday night, Army Radio reported on Thursday. Two Fatah security prisoners - one from the Balata refugee camp, jailed for shooting at IDF forces, and one from Kalkilya, accused of planting an explosive device - were apprehended while attempting to break through the prison wall with a pipe. Prison authorities reported that the two had admitted during questioning that they planned to escape.